America’s Car-Mart Inc. has added Jim von Gremp to its board of directors. von Gremp, 66, is a real estate investor, communication consultant and former Wal-Mart executive.
“America’s Car Mart is very fortunate to have someone of Jim’s caliber join our team,” said CEO Hank Henderson. “Jim’s past experience along with his desire to contribute to our efforts will be a significant benefit to us as we move forward.”
While with Wal-Mart von Gremp worked in accounting, auditing, treasury, employee benefits, training/development, and public/corporate affairs. He has been a board trustee for the University of Arkansas System since 2005, serving as chairman in 2014.
He’s also been a board member at Arvest Bank Benton County since 2004. Prior to that von Gremp served as chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission from 1999-2000, and he worked in Gov. Mike Huckabee’s administration from 1996 to 1997. Between 1993 and 1996 he was state representative for District 2 (Benton County).